With the first-ever UCI cycling esports world championships fast approaching, the Echelon Racing League is offering Team USA and domestic elite team riders a chance at some pre-race competition on RGT, a virtual riding software that USA Cycling used for its e-worlds qualification trials.
While the world championship event will be hosted on Zwift, a different digital platform, several members of Team USA are set to compete in Echelon Racing League events to prep for the championships.
Although there are differences between platforms and game dynamics, Team USA riders are still excited for the opportunity to hone gaming skills, fitness, and team dynamics on RGT. “The Echelon Racing League series is a good way to recall tips and tricks I’ve learned and unravel what I’m yet to understand,” said Krista Doebel-Hickok (Rally Pro Cycling). While noting the differences between Zwift and RGT, Hickok added there are a few similarities between the platforms.